Our social commitment begins with respect for the values, as well as the cultural features and traditions of the communities surrounding us. As a result, Minesa’s Corporate Social Responsibility is much more than the development of programs and initiatives. It is fundamentally the result of building a genuine relationship between the company and the community – one which is based on respect, reciprocity, transparency and dialogue.
Between 2012 and 2015, the company invested more than COP$ 13 billion in the development of social initiatives in the municipalities surrounding the project’s area of influence: California, Suratá, Matanza, Vetas and Charta.
The programs which generated the most impact within the region in that period were ‘Becaux’ and ‘Aprendo y Emprendo’. While the former was focused on the granting of scholarships, known as ‘becas’, to the best high school students in the region, the latter, ‘I learn and I become an entrepreneur’, concentrated on the strenghtening and promotion of local businesses in these municipalities.
Given the impact of these programs in the Soto Norte province, Minesa will continue them and will include them in its new Corporate Social Responsibility plan to further strenghten the academic and entrepreneurial skills of youth in the region.
Our model of social management is based on a consensual and interactive process which encourages the opening of channels for direct engagement with the inhabitants of the region.
To encourage engagement, we have opened spaces which allow us to develop high-impact social programs which benefit all the communities in our area of influence.
Our CSR plan was designed in an interactive fashion, meeting with different social representatives from the communities of California, Suratá, Matanza, Vetas and Charta. As a result, our social programs have been tailored to meet the actual needs of these populations. Upon implementation, these initiatives will bring long-term benefits to the Soto Norte region.
Keeping in line with Minesa’s commitment to the local communities, below is a list of programs which were developed to maintain this focus:
Our goal is the improvement of SABER test results and, in a decade, transforming schools in the Soto Norte province to become the best in the Department of Santander.